Show: Criminal Minds
Title: Unfinished Business
Original Air Date: March 1, 2006
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* Gideon: “It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.”- Norman Maclean
* Reid: Who in his mind has not probe the dark water? -John Steinbeck
* Max: “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” – Sir Francis Bacon
* Elle: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”- Friedrich Nietzsche
Synopsis: A man discusses a book he wrote about a serial killer. After the presentation, he signs autographs. Gideon is there and talks with him. He’s a retired agent named Max Ryan. While talking a security guard gives Ryan a note. It appears that the serial killer is back. Back at the BAU everyone is called in. Reid analyzes the note. The keystone killer’s return is now all over the news. The team arrives on the scene of the most recent murder. Reid and Hotch find another crossword at the crime scene. At the station, they bring the local authorities up to speed on the case. The team compares the old crime scene photos to the new ones in an attempt to understand why his M.O. has changed. They have a possible suspect and they bust into his house. He has a dust up with Elle. They begin a search of every square inch of the house. Hotch discovers something strange with the bed. He pulls out a drawer under the bed. It has a woman in it that’s been held captive. When they exit, Morgan finds a note for Ryan. The note is from the Keystone Killer. Back at the station the team regroups. Again the changes in M.O. are discussed. Ryan points out that he would not have changed his M.O. by choice. Morgan calls Garcia to try and search medical records to narrow down a suspect pool. JJ holds a press conference and it does not go well. The search through records continues. Gideon and Ryan discuss the book he wrote and the killer. Ryan joins the team. Reid gets an idea about car accidents. Morgan again calls Garcia will more detailed information about the possible car accident. Garcia finds an accident quite close to the last victim. It’s Walter Kern. They get an address and head to his home. However, Walter is at his next victim’s home. Mrs. Kern answers the door. His wife is confused. Max asks if Walter has a room in the house that no one is allowed to enter. She say he has a dark room. She takes them to the dark room. Gideon finds the scrapbook. The whole cellar is full of evidence of what he has done. Reid realizes that the new victims are not actually “new.” He is finishing his original kill list. Back at the scene of the current crime the whole team arrives. They quietly enter the house and hear her scream. They arrest Kern and save Sylvia. Gideon lets Max put the cuffs on Kern.